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Driftless Area Land Conservancy's purpose is to maintain and enhance the health, diversity and beauty of Southwest Wisconsin's natural and agricultural landscape through permanent land protection and restoration, and improve people's lives by connecting them to the land and to each other.


Properties Protected

Years of
Land Protectio
n & Outreach

Acres Protected

We believe that protecting the natural world and engaging people in its vast wonder is one of the most important gifts that we can pass on to our children and the generations that follow. We strive to educate, engage and inspire people and facilitate their connection to the land and to each other. Through focused land protection and management and by providing opportunities for people to engage with and enjoy the outdoors, we can help protect and improve the Driftless Area for everyone, forever.

Join us for an upcoming event!

Event Info (homepage)
  • Build the Driftless Trail: Knobs Road Segment
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jun 16
    Knobs Road Trail
    Jun 16, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Knobs Road Trail, Knobs Rd, Ridgeway, Wisconsin, USA
    Volunteer to help finish and touch up a short piece of the Knobs Road Segment.
  • Saturdays at Spring Valley
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 17
    Spring Valley Tract
    Jun 17, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Spring Valley Tract, 277 Brunson Rd, Belleville, WI 53508, USA
    Explore the beauty of our newest nature preserve, just north of New Glarus!
  • Evenings Afield: Restoring Your Woods and Prairie - Where to Begin
    Jun 08, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Taliesin's Phoebe Point Trail, 5481 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588, USA
    Do you own or manage a property that has woods or prairie that you would like to improve, but aren’t quite sure where to begin? We will walk you through the questions, process, and resources that will get you going in the right direction.

The Peace of Wild Things Wendell Berry



When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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